December 11, 2008

Harmonium- Si On Avait Besoin D'une Cinquième Saison

Album: Si On Avait Besoin D'une Cinquième Saison
Year: 1975
Genre:Symphonic Folk, Progressive Rock
Bitrate:220 Kbps


Harmonium was one of the most influential rock bands from Quebec. Lead vocalist and guitarist Serge Fiori met Michel Normandeau (vocals and guitar) in a theatre music meeting. Later on in 1973 they met bassist Louis Valois and became Harmonium.

---Folk prog masters from Canada HARMONIUM released several brilliant albums in the 70's with "Si on avait..." representing perhaps my favourite of all of thier releases. HARMONIUM's music tends to resonate on the light side of things with its brilliant and crisp piano accents and happy like guitar passages. Songs are highly acoustic in nature and at times take on a folk-jazz attitiude only to be enriched by the flute, harpsichord and mellotron throughout. Vocals are well done and suit the music quite well (they are in French).

---The best canadian album ever. Quite a statement, but this is honestly way better than Neil Young or Rush or... The Guess Who. The music on this album is
just so perfect. It starts out with Vert, which might be the best song on the album starts out with this trippy echoing flute and then goes int ... (read more)

---For me, with a classical education background, this albums first impression was a disappointment.
Prog should not be elevator music, to be used as musak. And inspired with romantic melodic themes,
solely played with non-rythmical instruments, I would not concider it prog rock. Prog rock claim ... (read more)

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